(scroll down for English version/英文版往下看）
Canada Day spirit was in full swing at Shotia Shots and Champagne Taipei on Sunday for Fashion Ecstasy’s first annual FE Oh! Canada Day! Celebration. As Editor-in-Chief, I created the event myself in hopes of bringing all fellow Canadians and foreigners who reside in Taiwan together with the locals and build a friendly community that feels like home.
Watch our video re-cap first:
時尚高潮加拿大日趴的故事起源( FE Oh! Canada Day Story)…
As you may or may not know, it’s been almost two years since I have relocated from Canada to Taiwan, but I still have a hard time to adapt to the culture. My useless handicapped body may be in Taiwan, but my heart is still in Canada. Last year, I went all the way to Hakka Culture Park when I learned about the Canada 150 Celebration event that was supposed to take place there. I wasn’t able to move or walk as firm as I can now, so it took me about two to three hours to drag this rotting corpse there. My eyes started to tear up when I finally arrived and saw the red and white flag hanging at the entrance. Just when I was about to walk in to finally meet some other (hopefully, likeminded) fellow Canadians in Taiwan, it started to pour rain. My teared up eyes then turn into a broken water faucet. The Event was an outdoor event. My only option was to go home since I only had one good hand to hold my cane and the other is too useless to carry an umbrella. I swore to myself never to let the tragedy happen again.
This year, Canadian and friends from across Taiwan and the world including Canada, Scotland, Taichung, Taoyuan, all came to Taipei to gather for this special event. The venue was already packed with Fashion Ecstasy’s VIP guests when Shotia opened its doors at 5:30 pm. Early guests received a Canadian flag and enjoyed Fashion Ecstasy’s VIP welcome champagne on the ground floor before heading downstairs to the VIP booths which was set up exclusively for FE Oh! Canada Day.
貴賓為了應景，身著紅白衣服（殘編則直接將紅白國旗當披風:p)，加拿大國旗的顏色是紅白色。每位貴賓用紅色麥克風致詞後，開心的飲酒作樂。六點一到，場內開始播放加拿大國歌「Ｏh! Canada」，所有貴賓也肅立齊聲高唱加拿大國歌。工作人員端出Likcey’s 為時尚高潮精心訂製的「加拿大國旗」立體訂製蛋糕，中間的楓葉是新鮮的紅奶油製作的，約有三吋高，奶油下面是紮實的黑森林蛋糕，與上面軟綿綿的奶油很搭配。新鮮的奶油吃進嘴裡完全沒有油膩的感覺。
Guests were encouraged to dress in red and white, colours of the Canadian flag, and had the opportunity to speak with the red microphone aligning with the theme. At 6:30 pm, Shotia’s lounge music was changed into the Canadian National anthem while an awesome 3-dimensional Canadian flag cake by Likcey’s with sparklers was brought down for attendees to enjoy.
加拿大官方語言有兩種：英文和法文。因此播完英文版，接著播放法文版的加拿大國歌，這時Shotia 端出了他們稱霸全台北的Shots 組合，這次是「天國的階梯」：
The venue played both English and French versions, the two official languages of Canada. After the French version was sung, a server brought down another one of Shotia’s mind-blowing shot towers; this one is called “Tian Guo de Jie Ti,” which literally translates to “stairway to heaven.”
Flashing colourful Shots are placed on the spiral “stairway” from bottom to top until it reaches Eiffel Tower, which is another glass of Shotia’s delicious cocktail. normally, the top of this tower is a regular champagne. To align with the French version of O Canada, the champagne was replaced with France’s Eiffel Tower. Other creative drinks included four-season inspired cocktails: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. With a drink in hand, hungry guests lined up to get a piece of the maple leaf flag cake. The maple leaf is made with fresh red cream and piled up to about three inches high. The cake cuts into a solid, Black Forest cake which goes well with the fresh whipped cream. Afterwards, guests enjoyed BBQ platter with bbq chicken wings, bbq chicken butt skewers, bbq corn, bbq fish cakes and nachos with Shotia’s house-made salsa.
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